ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

Right now, I am attempting to process my thoughts, general feelings, and spiritual inclinations, if you will.  And, as you might imagine, I'm trying to do that without foreign substances.  It has been an extremely difficult, trying week. As some of the readers on here might know, I work at a treatment center in greater … Continue reading ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

“…no one sober knows if they’re going to be sober forever. It was a forgiving moment, and it humbled me.” via On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads LOU'S FOOTNOTES: This is something I am always repeating to peers and fellow patients of addiction treatment.  They get it, too.  It makes me chuckle … Continue reading On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

From1-2-1: Addiction & Mental Health… The Toll it Takes

When I was 15 years old, I took my very first drink of alcohol. It was the weekend after I was abused and it tasted so good. I never realized a drink could diminish and even erase feeling associated with the trauma I had gone through. That was it; I knew the solution to all … Continue reading From1-2-1: Addiction & Mental Health… The Toll it Takes

Tapering: Proof that it’s Absolutely Possible

The following post is just a small excerpt of an original (& very informative!) entry from addiction specialist Dr. Jana Burson's blog.  This year I’ve had three long-term patients taper off the buprenorphine products I was prescribing. All three are doing well and are happy with their treatment outcome. Since tapering off buprenorphine products can … Continue reading Tapering: Proof that it’s Absolutely Possible

NEWS FEED: In The Latest War On Opioid Addiction, The FDA Green-lights Generic Film Strip Of Addiction Drug Suboxone

The generic drug will most likely be less expensive, and this could make it more widely available to those who couldn’t previously afford it. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Source: In The Latest War On Opioid Addiction, The FDA Green-lights Generic Film Strip Of Addiction Drug Suboxone

MEDIA: MAT Clinics, Powers for Good & Not Evil

It's no secret that I wholeheartedly support and stand by ALL methods to attain recovery via sobriety.  For example, I respect and admire addicts who attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, work with a sponsor, and actually delve into the 12-step process.  Furthermore, I definitely can attest to the fact that there are some people in recovery … Continue reading MEDIA: MAT Clinics, Powers for Good & Not Evil